Leading litigation law firm Hausfeld, is pleased to announce that Lesley Hannah and Wessen Jazrawi have been appointed to the partnership.
Lesley Hannah specialises in competition litigation. She is currently advising on the largest group follow-on damages claim in the English courts against British Airways in relation to the worldwide cartel in air freight services. Lesley is also acting on behalf of Foundem (the lead complainant in the European Commission’s investigation into Google) in its damages claim relating to Google’s abuse of dominance in the market for comparison shopping services. Prior to joining Hausfeld, Lesley was an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London and acted for defendants in multiple investigations by both the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority in addition to acting for defendants in competition damages claims.
Wessen Jazrawi works in both the competition and human rights practices at Hausfeld. She is currently the lead associate advising on the interchange claims brought against MasterCard and Visa by a number of multinational corporations including Deutsche Bahn, Metro and Hertz. Wessen has also represented a group of the world’s largest oil companies in a cartel damages claim which resulted in a successful settlement. In the human rights sphere, she is acting for Avaaz in the judicial review application in respect of Fox’s takeover of Sky. She is also advising a group of villagers in contamination claims against a mining company. Before joining Hausfeld, Wessen acted in a number of claims before the Competition Appeal Tribunal as an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and also the Financial Services Authority.